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Anti-China protest: Tibetan activist dies

A young Tibetan activist, who set himself ablaze during a protest against Chinese president Hu Jintao`s India visit, died at a hospital here this morning.



New Delhi: A young Tibetan activist, who set
himself ablaze during a protest against Chinese president Hu
Jintao`s India visit, died at a hospital here this morning.

Jamyang Yeshi (26) breathed his last in the Ram Manohar
Lohia Hospital at 7:30 AM, Dr L K Makhija, who was treating
him, said.

Yeshi had on Monday set himself on fire in Jantar Mantar
where Tibetans were protesting against the visit of Hu Jintao.

At least 29 Tibetans, many of them Buddhist monks and
nuns, have have set themselves on fire in Tibet demanding
freedom for their homeland.

He became the first Tibetan to die in India after setting
himself on fire during protests.

Yeshi had sneaked into India from Tibet in 2006 and had
been living in New Delhi for the past six years, activists
said.

PTI

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